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November 1, 1941

The Principles and Practice of Ophthalmic Surgery

JAMA. 1941;117(18):1574. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820440082037

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The first edition of this valuable and popular textbook of ophthalmic surgery was reviewed in these pages on Aug. 29, 1939, a few months after the book appeared. Now comes the second edition, enlarged by some fifty pages and some hundred and twenty new illustrations. A small amount of the text has been rewritten and additions have been made to some of the chapters, notably the chapter on surgery of the extraocular muscles. In the first edition many of the illustrations, particularly the close-up photographs of the eyes, left much to be desired; these have been in part replaced. The line drawings are universally good and the color plates excellent. The printing and bookmaking are of the same high standard as in the first edition. This is one of the best of modern textbooks on ophthalmic surgery. It contains much of value for the experienced surgeon and is virtually indispensable

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